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Added by mike Callahan on August 4, 2016 at 5:37am — No Comments

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I looked deep inside, and found a friend.

Added by mike Callahan on July 27, 2016 at 5:32am — No Comments

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And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone – 

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 84

 

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Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not 

having an opinion.



-- Georg Christoph…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 18, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments

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In thinking about our day we may face indecision. We may not

be able to determine which course to take. Here we ask God

for inspiration, an intuitive thought or a decision. We relax and

take it easy. We don't struggle. We are often surprised how the

right answers come after we have tried this for a while.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 16, 2016 at 6:12am — No Comments

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The first requirement is that we be convinced that any life run

on self-will can hardly be a success. On that basis we are

almost always in collision with something or somebody,

even though our motives are good.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 13, 2016 at 6:26am — No Comments

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A sensation appears, and liking or disliking begins. This fleeting moment, if 

we are unaware of it, is repeated and intensified into craving and aversion, 

becoming a strong emotion that eventually overpowers the conscious mind. 

We become caught up in the emotion, and all our better judgment is swept 

aside. The result is that we find ourselves engaged in unwholesome…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 11, 2016 at 5:56am — No Comments

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Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be 

reached by the caravan of thinking.

 

-- Kahlil Gibran



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In this respect alcohol was a great persuader. 

It finally beat us into a state of reasonableness.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 5, 2016 at 6:38am — No Comments

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Our sound reasoning failed to hold us in check. The insane 

idea won out. Next day we would ask ourselves, in all 

earnestness and sincerity, how it could have happened.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 37

 

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Insanity is often the logic of an accurate…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 3, 2016 at 6:40am — No Comments

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Most of our experiences are what the psychologist William 

James calls the “educational variety” because they develop 

slowly over a period of time. Quite often friends of the new-

comer are aware of the difference long before he is himself. 

 

-- Spiritual Experience, Alcoholics…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 26, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments

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What sort of thinking dominates an alcoholic who repeats 

time after time the desperate experiment of the first drink? 

Friends who have reasoned with him after a spree which 

has brought him to the point of divorce or bankruptcy are 

mystified when he walks directly into a saloon. 

Why does he? Of what is he thinking?



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 22, 2016 at 7:02am — No Comments

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Were we kind and loving toward all?



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 86

 

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We are not obliged to like anyone; but we are under a 

binding obligation to love everyone, love, or charity as 

the Bible calls it, meaning a vivid sense of impersonal 

good will. This has…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 16, 2016 at 5:04am — No Comments

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Perhaps the best thing of all for me is to remember that my serenity is 

inversely proportional to my expec­tations. The higher my expectations 

of Max and other people are, the lower is my serenity. I can watch my 

serenity level rise when I discard my expectations. But then my “rights” 

try to move in, and they, too, can force my serenity level down. I have to 

discard my “rights,” as well as my expectations, by…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 9, 2016 at 6:48am — No Comments

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For thousands of years we have been demanding more than our share of security, 

prestige, and romance. When we seemed to be succeeding, we drank to dream 

still greater dreams. When we were frustrated, even in part, we drank for oblivion. 

Never was there enough of what we thought we wanted. In all these strivings, so 

many of them well-intentioned, our crippling handicap had been our lack…

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The remonstrances of my friends terminated 

in a row and I became a lone wolf.

 

-- Bill’s Story, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 3

 

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It was the wicked and wild wind

Blew down the doors to let me in

Shattered windows and the sound of drums

People couldn't believe what I'd…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 5, 2016 at 6:54pm — No Comments

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If the man be agnostic or atheist, make it emphatic that 

he does not have to agree with your conception of God

He can choose any conception he likes, provided it 

makes sense to him.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 93



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Added by mike Callahan on April 29, 2016 at 5:52am — No Comments

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We had a new Employer. Being all powerful, He provided 

what we needed, if we kept close to Him and performed 

His work well. Established on such a footing we became 

less and less interested in ourselves, our little plans and 

designs. More and more we became interested in seeing 

what we could contribute to life.  

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 26, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

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We began to see that the world and its people really 

dominated us. In that state, the wrong-doing of others, 

fancied or real, had power to actually kill. 

How could we escape?



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 66



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To become the spectator…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 24, 2016 at 6:29am — No Comments

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Being still inexperienced and having just made conscious 

contact with God, it is not probable that we are going to 

be inspired at all times. We might pay for this presumption 

in all sorts of absurd actions and ideas.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 87

 

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Added by mike Callahan on April 9, 2016 at 7:25am — No Comments

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Though we did not like their symptoms and the way

these disturbed us, they, like ourselves, were sick

too. We asked God to help us show them the same

tolerance, pity, and patience that we would cheer-

fully grant a sick friend. When a person offended we

said to ourselves, "This is a sick man. How can I be

helpful to him? God save me from being angry.

Thy will be done."

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 2, 2016 at 6:33am — No Comments

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The chief activator of our defects has been self-centered fear

 – primarily fear that we would lose something we already 

possessed or would fail to get something we demanded.

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page…

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